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11 Jan 2021 GUATEMELA CITY
In what may be a sign of climate-change-induced conflict, researchers have captured rare photographic evidence of a jaguar killing another predatory wild cat at an isolated waterhole in Guatemala. In the footage, a male jaguar arrives near the waterhole and apparently lies in wait for an hour. It lets a potentially dangerous prey animal, a large tapir, pass by, but when the ocelot stops to drink, the jaguar pounces and carries off the smaller predator...
11 Dec 2020 SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
Hurricanes Aggravate Economic Crisis In Central America; Migration Expected To Rise; Waterborne Disease Risk
Back-to-back tropical storms in Honduras, Guatemela, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica in recent weeks, have caused widespread destruction of crops and homes, precipitating the need for urgent humanitarian assistance.Countries are already suffering from food insecurity, economic downturn and the loss of jobs and livelihoods due to COVID-19...
4 Dec 2020 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
A new practical guide from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) illustrates steps businesses can take to help maintain profitability and social license to operate in a climate-insecure future. "Rising to Resilience: How Water Stewardship Can Help Business Build Climate Resilience", provides tools that can help businesses prepare for and respond to climate change’s effects on water resources—the primary medium through which climate change impacts are felt...
22 Nov 2020 GLASGOW, United Kingdom
The World's 450 multilateral development banks have jointly pledged to “support the transformation of the global economy and societies towards sustainable and resilient development”. At a first "Finance in Common" Summit, the banks reaffirmed the need to respond to the impacts of COVID-19 and work cooperatively in order to deliver provide the support in each and every country, across the globe...
25 May 2020 CAMPECHE
Lack of rainfall in southeastern Mexico has depleted at least half of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve’s bodies of water, seriously affecting the region’s indigenous communities and wildlife. The reserve, located in Campeche at the base of the Yucatán peninsula and on Mexico’s border with Guatemala, has been suffering from drought since 2000, a problem that has only compounded year after year.
31 Mar 2020 GUATEMALA CITY
This month, in Guatemala, the Peaceful Resistance “La Puya” celebrates eight years of struggle against a gold mining project that threatens to pollute or dry up already scarce water supplies in an area just north of Guatemala City. Day after day, since March 2012, community members have rotated in shifts to keep 24-hour watch over the access gate to the “El Tambor” gold mining project.
10 Nov 2019 SAN PEDRO LA LAGUNA
A small town in Guatamela came together three years ago to battle water pollution. The local government banned the use of plastic in town to reduce waste in their community. Surprisingly, they have successfully accomplished it through the efforts of the local community men, non-government organizations who funded them, and their local government unit.
24 Sep 2019 NEW YORK NY
Research compiled one year ago by Customs and Border Protection pointed to an overwhelming factor driving record-setting migration to the U.S. from Guatemala: Crop shortages were leaving rural Guatemalans, especially in the country's western highlands, in extreme poverty and starving. An internal report that was circulated to senior Homeland Security officials showed that migration surged from those areas of Guatemala without reliable subsistence farming or wages from commercial farming jobs.
20 Aug 2019 WASHINGTON DC, United States
The US Trump administration is looking to make good on threats to cancel funding for billions of dollars in foreign aid funding, especially for programs not fully endorsed by the White House, Ivanka Trump, and Vice President Mike Pence.Six weeks before the fight begins on the extension of the national budget, Mr...
2 Aug 2019 LONDON, United Kingdom
Human rights watch-dog Global Witness has launched its 2018 annual investigative report on attacks on "defenders" of land and environmental rights. According to "Enemies of the State? How governments and business silence land and environmental defenders", killings of activists linked to the defense of water resources rose across the globe last year, with reported incidents rising from four in 2017 to seventeen in 2018...
27 Apr 2019 PANAMA CITY, Panama
Climate Change And Migration: UNFAO And WFP Request $72 Million USD For Central American Dry Corridor
In an April 25 appeal for over 2 million people in Central America, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have requested $72 Million USD to provide food assistance.The crisis in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua along what is called the “Central American Dry Corridor” has arisen due to prolonged drought followed by heavy rain that has destroyed more than half the crop of maize and soybeans; there are no food reserves...
12 Oct 2018 Guatemala City, Guatemala
Former Guatemala Vice President Roxana Baldetti was jailed for 15 years this week for her involvement in an $18 Million USD fraudulent state contract with an Israeli water technology company. A Guatemalan court also sentenced Baldetti’s brother Mario to 13 years and businessman Uri Roitman to 11 years in prison for their roles in the scandal which became known as the “Magic Water” case...